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Travel Blogs from Trinidad
... where few tourists
go. She comes from a large family and
has many cousins in Trinidad, greeting someone with a kiss every block or
so. Her candidness about Cuba and her
own personal history, including stories about her parents during the time of
the Revolution, were very educational.
All in all, a great way to get to know the town and people. After our tour with Maria we had very little
use for our maps as we understood how to get ...
... hour and a half for exploring on our own and shopping for crafts was interrupted by a torrential downpour; we had to hail a bike cab just to cross a street that had become a gushing brown river. Fortunately the sun came out and we made up for lost time.
Alex's evening lecture on the Economics of Cuba, held across the street from the hotel in the nightclub of the Moorish Castle, was excellent and I had my first Cuba ...
... After wandering for a couple of days we rented bikes and cycled out to the Ancon Pennisula- Amanda M has verbally abused us for not checking out the Cuban beach scene so we thought we'd visit these little pocket beaches near Trinidad. We lasted about two hours and and just as a couple of older French dolls decided to go topless (gravity having claimed more victims), we knew our beach time in Cuba was going to be brief.
... dirt, which makes it stronger. It is a lot cheaper than using drywall here.
Today's guitar lesson went better. My fingers are slowly beginning to remember what they are supposed to do. Was given an exercise to practice as well as some strums to go with the chords.
Dinner was nice breaded fried fish, congres (beans and rice) and yucca, followed by some kind of chocolatey cinnamon pudding.
Talked for a while around the table then went our separate ways and early to ...
... peeked shyly out from behind the clouds, everthing absolutely gleamed. I saw the kind of fish that is flat and has eyes on one side of its head. We saw jellyfish, and even a lionfish. It was by far the most exciting thing I did while we were in Cuba.
So a big thanks to Eddie - and a tip for anyone in the area: find him and have a conversation, let him take you out into the waves, and spend some time on his beach. It's well worth the bike ride.